Help install free smoke alarms, donate food to the letter carriers’ food drive and donate as people shave their heads. These are just a few of the activities in Casper on Saturday. Here is a summary, as provided to the Star-Tribune.

The American Red Cross of Wyoming is working with Casper Fire-EMS on a Sound the Alarm event. The plan is to install 150 smoke alarms in homes in the Westridge neighborhood and in other homes by appointment in the Casper area. Alarms and installations will be completely free of charge. Volunteer installers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Boyd Avenue Baptist Church, 1930 Boyd Ave., to receive instructions on installation and assisting homeowners in developing their preparedness plans.

The 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive sponsored by postal carriers is the nation’s largest one-day food drive. Place nonperishable food in bags by your mailbox and the letter carriers (and their helpers and volunteers) will pick up the food and distribute to local food banks in their communities. All food collected stays in the community it is collected in. Check expiration dates on food items and donate anything nonperishable, canned goods, peanut butter, canned meats, fruits, vegetables, pastas and cereals.

Cars and Coffee returns to Casper’s Eastside City Brew from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, continuing throughout the summer. There’ll be plenty of parking, good brew and gearhead conversation. Come early for the best parking spot.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation will be hosting a head shaving benefit at 11 a.m. at Frontier Brewing to help raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. The goal of fundraisers like this is to one day find a cure for childhood cancer. Anyone who wants to be a head shavee, volunteer or even just to donate, need simply email casperstbaldricks@gmail.com or call or text Jerred Stoll at 307-462-3320. The website is www.stbaldricks.org/events/stbaldrickscasper.

AIA Wyoming presents the 2019 Wyoming Architecture and Design Film Festival at Adbay, 627 W. Yellowstone Hwy. The event is free and open to the public. Films will begin at 11 a.m. and run through the final film, which begins at 4:50 p.m. Topics vary from Florence and Frank Lloyd Wright to the Tetons, Preservation Casper and The Downtown Development Authority in Casper. According to a release, the events are to increase awareness of the role architects play in protection of health, safety and welfare of the general public. For more information visit www.aia-wyoming.org.

The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum is seeking volunteers. Attend an information session from 2 to 4 p.m. at the WVMM for “Whats the Scoop on Volunteering.” Enjoy some ice cream while learning the different ways volunteers contribute to this mission and how you can volunteer.

The Casper College Greenhouse is holding its plant sale for the final day from 9 to 11 a.m. The greenhouse is free and open to the public and is located on the west side of the Loftin Life Science Center on the Casper College campus.

The annual Spring Fling at 12-24 Club, 500 S. Wolcott, is 1 to 4 p.m. in the common area (upstairs). This is a free event. Enjoy live music from Mastermind of Monkey, along with games, face painting, raffles and a discount on Recovery Rally tickets.

The Avengers Band will play at the Eagles Lodge again from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $6, all ages are welcome and young people under 15 are free. Potluck snacks are usually available after 8:15 and there may be some door prize drawings after 9:15.

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Sally Ann Shurmur arrived at the Star-Tribune to cover sports two weeks after graduating from the University of Wyoming and now serves as community news editor. She was raised in Laramie and is a passionate fan of Cowboys football, food and family.

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